GILDEMEISTER AGM agrees name change

The 111th annual general meeting of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft has voted by a large majority for a change in the company's name from GILDEMEISTER to DMG MORI SEIKI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and has thereby taken a further step in deepening the successful cooperation.

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The 111th annual general meeting of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft has voted by a large majority for a change in the company's name from GILDEMEISTER to DMG MORI SEIKI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and has thereby taken a further step in deepening the successful cooperation. Furthermore, the supervisory board of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft elected Prof. Dr-Ing. Raimund Klinkner as its chairman. Prof. Klinkner succeeds Hans Henning Offen, who was chairman for many years and who will continue as a member of the board.

In May 2013, GILDEMEISTER signed a cooperation agreement with its cooperation partner, Mori Seiki, to deepen the trust-based partnership between the two companies. Amongst other points the agreement provides for adapting the name of each company to the joint brand presence that has already been established. Mori Seiki intends to present the resolution on a change of company name to its Annual General Meeting on June 17. 

The newly elected supervisory board comprises of 12 members. The re-elected shareholder representatives include Prof. Dr. Edgar Ernst, Dr-Ing. Masahiko Mori, Ulrich Hocker and Hans Henning Offen. Prof. Dr-Ing. Berend Denkena joins as a new member of the board. Prof. Dr-Ing. Denkena is the head of the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at the Centre for Production Technology of the Leibnitz University of Hanover.